durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from brewery/taproom. Dark ruby hued mahogany with a deep beige head. Nose shows caramel, cocoa, dark fruit notes (plums, currants) and Belgian yeast. Taste is tart currants, cocoa, dark bread, toasted malt, strong yeast and soft earthy notes. Cocoa, tart currants, tart berries, toasted grains, yeast and light earthiness.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour currant aromas. Light sour currant flavors. Overall not too bad but could be more sour.
bytemesis (4104) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear brown to hazel, shall beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is spiced, fruity, cinnamon, toffee, yeast. Flavor is quite spicy, ginger, medium sweet, minimal bitterness, fruit, toffee. Medium body. Interesting, but a bit o er spiced.
jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Churchkey. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is lactose, coca cola, some mild buggy yeasty funk. A bit of brown toast and cream. The taste is roasted malts. Mildly tart vinous notes. Red grape and cherry. Smooth cocoa. Light body, fine carbonation. Overall, pretty flavorful, nice.
craftycarl21 (2290) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at CK thanks travlr! Deep cherry cola color, small head. Nosr brings nice cassis, light earthy tartness. Palate a bit thin. Fine, but not particularly intriguing.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Maroon color, clear, tan edge head. Aroma of dark berries, cherries, grapes. Taste is softly sour currant, sourdough brown bread.
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Dark mahogany with decent, creamy, tan head, good lacing / Mellow nose of dark fruit, berry, smoke, chocolate / Medium to full body, lightly sweet & sour, steely but somewhat lush, with excellent balance and lightly bitter finish / Flavors of sour black current, dark cherry, smoke, jerky, grass, chocolate / A superb sour.
TheBeerGod (5462) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL crowned. Dark ruby hued mahogany pours. Short tan head. Aroma is dark malt, cocoa, dark fruit notes and yeast. Taste is tart currants, cocoa, dark bread, toasted malt, strong yeast and soft earthy notes. Body is medium with a strong, prickly carbonation. Ends with more cocoa, tart currants, tart berries, toasted dark bread, toasted malt, grains, yeast and light earthiness.
RobertDale (3994) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a smallish biege head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, and yeast. A bit different, but very good.
EtTuCthulhu (1290) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 The appearance of this beer is a dark reddish brown color with a medium off-white head, and the aroma has hints of toasted and caramel malts, Belgian yeast, and raisins. The taste is slightly sweet, mildly umami, and slightly sour, and the palate mixes an thin texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long finish.